Peters leads No. 2 Duke women over Albany 80-51



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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Haley Peters scored 17 points to help No. 2 Duke beat Albany 80-51 on Thursday night.

Chelsea Gray and Richa Jackson had 12 points apiece for the Blue Devils (11-1), who shot 59 percent from the floor in their first game since an 83-61 home loss to No. 1 Connecticut on Tuesday.

Albany (8-2) led 20-13 with 7:53 remaining in the first half, but Duke answered with a 15-2 run en route to a 34-26 lead at halftime.

The Blue Devils opened the second half with a 17-2 spurt and scored on their first 10 possessions of the half.

Shereesha Richards scored 20 of her 24 points in the first half for the Great Danes.

Richards, who scored her team's first 14 points, made 10 of 15 shots from the floor in the first half. Her teammates made 1 of 15 during that span.

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